The Daily Telegraph

Nowhere to go


SIR – Sadly “the revolting phenomenon of ‘wild toileting’’’ (“Our public loos are crumbling – and with them, our civilisati­on”, Comment, November 14) is set to continue for the foreseeabl­e future on Epsom Downs.

The public lavatories have been closed since March 2020 and it has just been decided to demolish them, with no plans for a replacemen­t.

This means that the Downs can no longer be enjoyed by those for whom such facilities are critical. There are insanitary conditions in some places.

What’s incomprehe­nsible is that this decision has been taken by the Epsom and Walton Downs Conservato­rs, a body whose responsibi­lities include preserving the area in its natural state of beauty and maintainin­g the public right of access.

Clare Partridge

Epsom, Surrey

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